In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Community Action of Southern Kentucky is now accepting applications for an added spring open enrollment for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020, or until designated funds are depleted.

Community Action of Southern Kentucky is a non-profit 501 ©(3) corporation funded by Federal, state, and local government funding, private contributions, and user fees. Community Action is governed by a board of directors, representing elected officials, community representatives, and low-income citizens and advocates. Professional and dedicated support staff are assigned to the various programs in each county. With a budget and assets over $15 million, Community Action maintains approximately 35 program facilities in our 10-county area.

The program, which is designated to assist low-income households to offset energy costs, has increased the income eligibility requirements to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The benefit amount awarded is based on an individual’s income and primary fuel type. Benefits are paid directly to the primary fuel vendor.

All applications are required to supply the following documentation at the time of application:

Social Security Card or Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) for each member of the household.

Proof of all household members income for the month prior to the month of application.

Most recent heating bill, a statement from your landlord if heating expenses are included in your rent, or a statement from your utility company if you participate in a pre-pay electric program.

The account number and name on the account for the main heating sources and an electric bill.

For more information, please contact Community Action of Southern Kentucky at 201 West 6th Street, Russellville, or call 270-726-2459.

Applications are also being accepted for the Community Action Garden Program.

The program is designated to encourage economic self-support by providing low-income households with the essential materials to start growing a vegetable garden.

Eligible program participants received a $20 voucher from Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. The voucher can be used to purchase garden products, such as garden seeds, garden plants, and/or fertilizers.

Applications will be accepted by phone, email, or dropbox (201 West 6th Street, Russellville). For more information, contact Community Action of Southern Kentucky at 270-726-2459.